Enjoy your next mountain adventure safe in the knowledge that you have cover from one of the UK’s most experienced and specialist winter sports travel insurers! Since 1990, Snowcard has been insuring snowboarders with flexible cover as they ride on piste, off piste, pipe, park and back country.
With Snowcard you’re in full control of your policy. Unlike many standard travel insurance policies with winter sports cover extensions, Snowcard provides you with the flexibility to specifically tailor a snowboarding travel insurance policy to suit your exact needs. Our specialist policies allow you to snowboard both on piste and off piste, with or without a guide. Simply use our online quotation facility above, where you will be given the option to select cover limits that reflect your needs so you only have to pay for the cover you want.
Snowcard policies are tailored to ensure you have protection specific to you, depending on the cover options you select include cover for:
- Emergency Medical Expenses & Repatriation (automatically included on all policies)
- Personal Liability
- Personal Accident
- Personal Belongings
- Snowboarding Equipment
- Techno pack – for cameras and electronics
- Cancellation & Curtailment
- Travel Delays
- Missed Departure
- Piste Closure
Why Take Out Travel Insurance for Snowboarding with Snowcard?
Snowboarding is an exhilarating, accessible sport and whilst no one plans on having an accident, the potential risks associated with snowboarding on and off piste are very real. In fact, snowboarders are estimated to be at between 2 and 3 times more risk of injury than skiers, particularly for wrist, shoulder and head injuries. Accidents abroad can be traumatic and costly, even more so in Alpine resorts where most treatment is provided in non-state run clinics which charge at the point of use. A typical claim for a snowboarding injury can cost between £1000 - £1500. Where rescue is involved and overnight hospitalisation, costs can soon esculate to £5000 or more. That’s why Snowcard provides enhanced 24/7 emergency medical assistance as standard with our snowboarding travel insurance, just in case the unthinkable should happen – help is never far away! According to the FCO, about 1 in 5 snowboarders only relies on the European Health Insurance Card which does not cover private resort medical expenses, rescue or repatriation (https://www.gov.uk/browse/abroad/travel-abroad) – that is why it is vital that specialist winter sports travel insurance is used for your snowboarding holiday.
Snowboarding Off Piste & Safety On The Slopes
Whether snowboarding or skiing off piste there are additional risks to consider in all snow and weather conditions. You should at all times follow the advice of local piste authorities.
Even if you’re an experienced snowboarder, before going off piste you should always read the avalanche forecast and understand the level each day along with the associated danger throughout your snowboarding holiday.
The Swiss Federal Institute For Forest, Snow and Landscape Research website outlines each avalanche danger level with the European Danger Scale.
For the latest additional information and essential travel advice and tips, along with frequently updated country specific information be sure to check the FCO website.
Travel with confidence… get snowboarding travel insurance with Snowcard today!